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Old 02-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Does anyone else have issues with painting Kyosho bodies with faskcolor/createx? I know that acrylic never sticks that well, but with Kyosho lexan, paint seems to peel up easily (cleaned/sanded the whole yards).

I have a prepainted body to compare to of the same model and its paint as well comes off easily.
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Does anyone else have issues with painting Kyosho bodies with faskcolor/createx? I know that acrylic never sticks that well, but with Kyosho lexan, paint seems to peel up easily (cleaned/sanded the whole yards).

I have a prepainted body to compare to of the same model and its paint as well comes off easily.
I have had no issues, and I have painted at least a dozen Kyosho bodies with Faskolor water based paints.

I always scuff the body slightly with scotch brite, wash in warm water with dish soap, then dry with a micro fiber towel with some denatured alcohol on it.
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Never had issues with their lexan either. Could you fill us in on how you prep it?
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Use 1000 grit sandpaper (anything less fine leaves marks you can see in the final surface). Wash and clean with warm soapy water.

Maybe its just this batch or the factory this particular model comes from (the Mini-Z buggies, which yes are PITA to mask at that scale).
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1000 grit might be too fineto give the paint anything to grab on to. I've used a red scotchbrite pad since I 've been painting (3years) and yet to have it be noticed. You can't even tell its been scuffed on the final product. At the very least I would suggest switching to a gray scotchbrite to do your scuffing. I'll bet that cures your problems.
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WTH, I'll give it a shot next time (scotch brite). I do mostly smaller bodies so any surface mars are more noticeable since its a macro scale. But it was this lexan specifically that gave me issues.
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Lexan is Lexan. It shouldn't matter what size it is. If I could I'd let you look at the bodies that I just got through doing to see if you could find ANY scuff marks on it. The one and only time that I did have scuff marks show was when I put down too light of a coat of candy apple green then backed it with chrome. Other than that you'll never see them. Trust me and every other painter on here...lol. If I'm using red and you can't see it then for sure you won't with the gray ones.
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are you painting miniz? if so that's polycarbonate, not lexan, and I have found no matter the prep, the paint does not stick well, a good clear will keep it in tact once your done, but you have to plan your layers carefully, you can even use thin coats of clear to allow you to re-mask some areas.

If it is lexan, I use auto body prep sometimes for blitz bodies which have some relesae agent I find doesn't come off with just soap and water. (that stuff really smells, so use it outside).
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Chances are the miniz are an off brand of polycarbonate.

Lexan is just a brand name, it's still polycarbonate. There are different grades and brands of polycarbonate. I'd like to see a body made out of Trivex (its supposed to be much more resistant to cracking).
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